The reed plays as is. However, bassoonists will need to further adjust the reed to achieve maximum performance. As each bassoonist has unique demands of playing style and embouchure, we decided to only offer UNFINISHED reeds so that each player may uniquely customize a perfect reed.
There is no difference in finishing AMBIPOLY bassoon reeds compared to cane, except that AMBIPOLY has a harder density. Conventional reed tools including sandpaper, reed knife and tip cutters may be used. When adjusting the wires, be careful not to put too much pressure into the wires, which may cause leaks on the sides of the reed. Such leakage can be sealed with any fish-skin-style tape. Please feel free to adjust the reed in your own personalized way — scraping and clipping will NOT void the warranty nor the eligibility for the 14-Day No Hassle Product Purchase Guarantee.
We recommend this UNFINISHED reed to bassoonists who know how to adjust and prepare their reeds.
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About the material:
All of our AMBIPOLY reeds feature these great benefits, without the hassles of dealing with cane:
Concert-ready warm and round sound with immediate response and clarity
Feels and plays like cane, not plastic
Rich harmonics over a full dynamic range
Secure articulation and intonation
Stable, reliable performance regardless of temperature, humidity or altitude
Absorbs and retains water for harmonic coherence
Perfectly customizable with your favorite reed tools
Mouth-safe synthetic material
Extremely long expected lifespan
Never splinters, no micro cracks
Pairs to your embouchure like cane
14-Day “No Hassle” Product Purchase Guarantee
3-Month Reed Life Guarantee
Expected lifetime of the reed is 12 months with proper care:
Purchase with confidence! Your purchase is guaranteed for 14 days under our “No Hassle” guarantee. We will be happy to work with you to help you find the right reed for your needs. For more information, please refer to our Terms and Conditions page.
Purchase with confidence! Your purchase is guaranteed for 14 days under our “No Hassle” guarantee. We will be happy to refund your purchase if you are not satisfied. If you don’t like the reed, simply request a return for full refund using this form. Scraping and clipping are allowed. Other physical damages are not eligible for refund but may be eligible for exchange based on the condition of the returning reed.
For more information, please refer to our Terms and Conditions page.
Play with confidence! AMBIPOLY reeds are an extraordinarily cost-effective alternative to any currently available reed. They will provide a superior playing experience, reliably and consistently, day after day. AMBIPOLY bassoon reeds come with 3-month reed life warranty! To qualify, all customers MUST register their AMBIPOLY reed within 30 days of the original purchase date.
REGISTER for Warranty here.
Ambipoly. Simply a better reed.
Medium Hard, Medium, Medium Soft
(verified owner) – March 9, 2023
It feels like almost same as natural cane. It sounds good, but medium is a little bit weak for me, especially playing high notes above C5. I feel some pain, when small pathces attached to middle of the reed touch my lip. Anyway, the tone is beautiful, I’m satisfied with the quality of this product.
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